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Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Safety

The calendar is quickly flipping through the month of April, and each day brings us closer and closer to the 2015 NFL Draft. By now, teams should have by and large accomplished everything that they have set out to do in terms of free agent roster building, which means that…




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Steelers Should Resist Chasing Polamalu’s Successor

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with two starters at safety over the course of the past two offseasons, last year failing to re-sign Ryan Clark, and just recently, of course, having former All-Pro Troy Polamalu announce his retirement (Clark also retired this offseason after playing one final season with…


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Out Goes Polamalu, In Comes Collins At 22?

With some NFL players, there exist certain pregame rituals, ones that can never be broken, no matter what. Some wear their lucky shirt or socks, which have yet to be washed. Some wear wrist tape with various sayings or Biblical verses scribbled on them in memorandum and tribute. Others listen…


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Video: Steelers Players Staying In Shape By Playing Danney-ball

Several Pittsburgh Steelers players are currently out in Arizona training and on Wednesday, linebacker James Harrison posted a video on his Instagram account of him playing a game of Danney-ball with teammates Ryan Shazier, Vince Williams and Robert Golden. Danney ball wt @shazier50 @vinnyvidivici98 and @robertgolden21 A video posted by…


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Tartt’s Physical Style Would Mesh Well In Pittsburgh

As small school sleepers go, the Pittsburgh Steelers tend to shy away from them unless they’re a late-round flier. Samford University isn’t exactly a football factory, but even the Steelers went to their well in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Nick Williams was a talented but raw…



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Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback David…


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Sensible For Steelers To Show Interest In LB Brian Orakpo

Usually this time of year, as the start of free agency looms, and cuts are made, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit back and watch the rest of the NFL landscape partake in the bonanza. Perennial bottom feeders like the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins often go crazy, choosing to…


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Ryan Clark Was A Stabilizing Force On The Steelers’ Defense

Former Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark officially announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday, pursuing the career in broadcasting that many expected he would take following the 2013 season, after which the front office failed to re-sign him. Instead, he signed a one-year deal with the team that helped…


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Former Steelers S Ryan Clark Announces He’s Retiring

After 13 seasons in the NFL, veteran safety Ryan Clark announced Wednesday on ESPN Live that he is retiring from football. Clark, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of LSU with the New York Giants in 2002, played eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers after spending…



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Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – S Mike Mitchell

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s…


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The Optimist’s Take – Upward Pointing Arrow For Mike Mitchell

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…